It's hard to believe it is already mid-September. 2015 is well on its way and fall is about to begin, which is my favorite time of the year. I thought I'd take this chance to recap some recent news regarding publications, events, and projects.
In publication news, I recently had a new essay printed in Lunch called "Thursdays at Red Lobster," which examines the film American Beauty among other things. I also had three poems featured in the July issue of Assaracus. And most recently, I found a home for my 17 page poem "A Brief History of How My Parents Didn't Die," which will be featured in an upcoming issue of Tahoma Review.
This month also marked the one year anniversary of my second book A History of the Unmarried, which came out on September 16, 2014. Right in time for the anniversary, Huffington Post published a great review of the book, which you can read here.
In event news, I have been asked to be a guest reader and speaker at the Reading Queer Literary Festival at the Miami Book Festival in November. I'm very honored to be included with so many other great writers. The events are taking place the weekend of my 33rd birthday, which will be a fun way to celebrate. I'm doing an event celebrating the Lambda Awards on November 22nd.
Finally, I am in the process of raising funds for a new research and book project. My goal is to raise $3,000 for a research trip to London in the spring. You can read more about the project and make a tax-deductible donation here.
Here's to a great fall!